Value of 1974 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Approximate Current Value: $0.01

Diameter: 19.00 mm
Mintage/Proof: 4,232,140,523 / 0
Weight: 3.11 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1974 Lincoln Memorial Cents (1959-2008)

History, Information, and Value of 1974 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Value of 1974 Lincoln Memorial Cent

The 1974 Lincoln Memorial Cent is common in all grades. The coins were struck at both Philadelphia and West Point, but cannot be told apart. These coins typically show nice deep details. In 1974, the Mint experimented making an aluminum cent since the price of copper was rising. There were over 1 million aluminum coins struck which were all destroyed. However, before their release, the director of the Mint passed out samples to members of various congress and other Mint officials. The director never told them that the coins had to be returned. Some of these coins may have made it on to the market place. Out of the samples passed out, 14 were never returned. There is a chance that these still exist. If you own a 1974 Aluminum Lincoln Memorial Cent, please contact our experts to have the coin tested and verified. You may be holding a rarity.

The text on the Lincoln one cent coin reads as follows. Obverse: LIBERTY; Date; IN GOD WE TRUST | Reverse: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; E PLURIBUS UNUM; ONE CENT.

Most Lincoln Memorial $0.01 coins are easily found as circulation coinage. If you are looking to purchase one of these coins, they can typically be found with little difficulty. As always, look for the high grade coins, and if available, try to get a coin that is already certified. Our coin experts are interested in making offers on any coin that is a high Mint State Grade (such as MS67 and higher), or any coin that has a double die variety or other Mint error. If you have one of these coins, please contact us to have the coin appraised. We are rare coin experts and can make you an offer for what your coin is worth. For circulated coins in low grades, you can easily buy or sell a Lincoln penny by visiting your local coin dealer. If you have any more questions about one cent coins, please contact our experts.